New Canon Printer Is Simple To Use

2009-10-06 08:37:20

Published on 2009-10-06 08:37:20

Canon's new MP490 printer is cheap and "simple-to-use", a product reviewer has claimed.

Writing for PC, Susan Silvius said that the printer should appeal to both small-to-medium enterprises and home users.

Features singled out for praise in the review include an LCD screen which shows an animation illustrating how ink cartridges can be changed.

The small screen also has a "compass-style" navigation wheel with a number of well-labelled buttons to enhance the user experience.

Ms Silvius said: "The £79 price range of the Canon Pixma MP490 MFP means tradeoffs. The high ink costs are bearable if you print infrequently; otherwise, look for a model with lower-cost inks (and a higher purchase price), such as HP's Officejet 6500 Wireless.

However, the expert criticised the cost of ink cartridges for the machine and suggested that if people are looking to print regularly, then a different device could be preferable.

The printer does not have Ethernet or automatic duplexing.

Features include Copy Facility Present and Flatbed CIS Colour Scanner.

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